Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and New York, NY 

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Cost of Living in New York, NY is 22.9% higher than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in New York, NY is 44.2% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 77.4% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 20.3% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 11.6% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 18.3% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 30.00 $      +20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 130.00 $      +30.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 12.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 10.50 $      +31.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.15 $ 5.69 $      +10.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 $ 3.04 $      +1.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.40 $ 2.30 $      -4.1 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.07 $ 5.54 $      +36.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.74 $ 4.40 $      +17.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.84 $ 3.21 $      +13.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.95 $ 5.20 $      +31.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.37 $ 7.46 $      +1.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.72 $ 6.73 $      +0.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.30 $ 8.49 $      -8.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.65 $ 3.30 $      +24.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 $ 0.93 $      +4.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.15 $ 2.80 $      +29.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.27 $ 2.93 $      +28.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.20 $ 1.75 $      +46.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.36 $ 1.69 $      +24.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.29 $ 3.09 $      +35.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.82 $ 2.51 $      -11.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 20.00 $      +33.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.64 $ 2.77 $      +4.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.83 $ 3.76 $      -1.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 $ 17.00 $      +6.2 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.90 $      +16.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $ 132.00 $      +65.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 5.00 $      +53.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $ 3.50 $      +55.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $ 34.00 $      +36.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.14 $ 3.79 $      -8.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,383.69 $ 35,000.00 $      -6.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,997.89 $ 28,263.92 $      +4.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 156.86 $ 170.23 $      +8.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 54.35 $ 64.23 $      +18.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 54.97 $ 69.41 $      +26.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70.29 $ 138.80 $      +97.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.00 $ 77.86 $      +498.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 20.00 $      +33.3 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,308.33 $ 3,168.00 $      +37.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 43,560.00 $ 58,000.00 $      +33.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.17 $ 71.54 $      +15.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.46 $ 48.24 $      -9.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 96.83 $ 101.45 $      +4.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.14 $ 162.57 $      +27.9 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,438.00 $ 4,263.41 $      +74.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,493.58 $ 2,884.16 $      +93.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,620.00 $ 8,681.21 $      +87.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,961.54 $ 4,591.54 $      +55.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 330.00 $ 1,569.57 $      +375.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 258.01 $ 1,142.75 $      +342.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,851.06 $ 5,714.90 $      +17.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.66 6.74      +1.3 %
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